Joe Biden toed the line between doubting the effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine while suggesting that President Trump is rushing the process to release a vaccine before the election.
“I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump,” the Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president said in a press conference on Wednesday. “At this moment, the American people can’t either.”
He called on the Trump administration to assure that politics will not play any role in the vaccine process, to release what scientific criteria will be used to ensure a vaccine meets scientific standards of safety, and how distribution of the vaccine will take place.
“Scientific breakthroughs don’t care about calendars any more than the virus does. They certainly don’t adhere to election cycles, and their timing, their approval in their distributions, should never, ever be distorted by political considerations,” Biden said.
Biden brushed off questions about whether there is a risk that